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Design & Technology: Product Design AS/A2 Level at Sheringham High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

These Design and Technology specifications, which are offered at Advanced Subsidiary GCE and Advanced GCE, are designed to offer candidates opportunities to study, propose and realise prototype solutions closely linked to the real world of product manufacture in a range of material areas.

Recognising the routes that are pursued at GCSE these specifications provide candidates with opportunities to continue their studies either exclusively or as a combination of focus material areas.

Course content


Entry requirements



AS Units
• F521: Advanced Innovation Challenge
A design challenge assessing candidates’ ability to design and model a product and then reflect on their design concept. Marks will be awarded for innovation and originality.
• F522: Product Study
A coursework unit of product analysis and product development, prototype modelling and testing.

A2 Units
• F523: Design, Make and Evaluate
The coursework consists of designing, making, and evaluating a product, a marketing presentation, and a review and reflection. This unit is intended to draw upon and develop skills learnt in other units.
• F524: Product Design.
This is a written paper that consists of two components. Candidates will be able to select questions across the focus material areas.

Future opportunities

Design and Technology acts as the perfect springboard into many careers. It enhances skills such as brainstorming, problem solving and communication with others which are used throughout daily life.

Design and Technology could lead to careers in Product Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Engineering, Architecture, Advertising, Construction, Manufacturing, Interior Design, Marketing, Quantity Surveying, Armed Forces and Sales.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sheringham High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years